New, Free Online Course Designed to Navigate Business Opportunities in Cannabis


The passage of adult-use marijuana presents huge opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs, but the highly regulated cannabis industry can be difficult to navigate. MITA, Arizona’s Cannabis Trade Association is offering a complimentary, 16-week Social Equity Applicant Mentorship Program sponsored by Copperstate Farms, Weedmaps and Scottsdale Community College designed … [More]

Arizona Mortgage Applications Reveal Trends in Active New Home Market

Fulton Homes

Fulton Homes, Arizona's largest family-owned and -operated homebuilder, has consistently strived to understand the desires of homebuyers and trends in order to best accommodate them while also considering the direction of the larger industry. The homebuilder has always championed the idea that mortgage applications are a useful data point to learn from as the company develops … [More]

Intel Appoints Tech Industry Leader Pat Gelsinger as New CEO


Intel announced that its board of directors has appointed 40-year technology industry leader Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 15, 2021. Gelsinger will also join the Intel board of directors upon assuming the role. He will succeed Bob Swan, who will remain CEO until Feb. 15. Today’s announcement is unrelated to Intel’s 2020 financial performance. … [More]

Nikola Positioned to Accelerate Hydrogen Economy

Nikola Corporation

Nikola Corporation has secured an innovative electric rate schedule with Arizona Public Service Company (“APS”) that makes possible the accelerated development of hydrogen-based fueling solutions for the transportation industry. Nikola is a company dedicated to the advancement of innovative zero-emissions truck solutions and the energy infrastructure required to make this … [More]

Black Chamber, Arizona Hispanic Chamber Produce Weekly DEI Series

In a continued effort to promote and support diversity and inclusion initiatives within our state, Arizona Federal Credit Union announced today that they signed on as a Rally Point Partner with the recently launched Social Television Network (STN) streaming series, The Community Collaborative (TCC). Born in response to the civil unrest and heightened attention on racial … [More]

HomeServe’s Expansion in Phoenix Continues with Acquisition of Canyon State

HomeServe USA Corp.

HomeServe USA, a leading provider of service plans, repair, and installation services for the home, today announced the acquisition of Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing (Canyon State). Serving customers in and around Sun City and Sun City West, the A+ Better Business Bureau rated Canyon State marks HomeServe’s fourth HVAC company acquisition in the greater … [More]

Swift Transportation Unveils Truckers Against Trafficking Wrapped Truck

Swift Transportation Inc.

Swift Transportation, the largest full truckload carrier in North America, unveiled their wrapped truck honoring Truckers Against Trafficking. The new 2021 wrapped Freightliner Cascadia will be a living representation of Swift's partnership with the non-profit organization Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). The wrap displays Swift's and TAT logos and reads "Everyday Heroes … [More]

$18 Million Capital Campaign Launched to Build Science Facility Housing Largest Telescope in Greater Phoenix

International Dark Sky Discovery Center

The International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC) launched an $18 million capital campaign to build a unique science-based facility in Fountain Hills, Ariz., that includes a first-class domed observatory. The IDSDC will house the largest telescope in Greater Phoenix, and with its three other state-of-the-art components, will provide STEM education for students and … [More]

SBA Launches New, Free Online Digital Learning Platform

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, today announced the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs grow and expand their businesses.  Ascent has valuable content such as tips on preparing and recovering from disasters, strategic marketing and business financial strategy … [More]

Carvana Launches Internal Tuition and Education Assistance Program


Leading online auto retailer Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) has launched Carvana KEYS (Keeping Education in Your Sight) to assist team members pursuing the completion of an undergraduate degree. Thousands at Carvana can now apply to pursue financial and programmatic assistance in earning their college degrees with this internal initiative. Working with InStride, the premier … [More]

Addictions Recovery Co. Makes Newsweek’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers List

Scottsdale Recovery Center

Scottsdale Recovery Center (SRC), locally owned and operated, was recently featured in Newsweek’s 2020 iteration of the Best Addiction Treatment Centers list. The list was made in partnership with Statista Inc., a research firm. Newsweek’s Best Addiction Treatment Centers list was created using a variety of criteria. Among the criteria were quality of service, reputation, and … [More]

Development Co. Gets $325,000 to Help Underserved Families Become Homeowners in Metro Phoenix

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase announced $325,000 in philanthropic capital for Newtown Community Development Corp., based in Tempe, in support of their Community Land Trust that provides homeownership to low- to moderate-income and underserved families who are priced out of the market in metro Phoenix. A part of the firm’s broader neighborhood development work in underserved communities, … [More]

Small Business Job Growth Continues in December


Small business job growth continued in December, but the gains remain uneven as certain sectors of the economy are slowing due to state-mandated business closures and consumer resistance to spend, according to NFIB’s monthly jobs report. “Small businesses continued to prove that they are the engine of the economy as we closed a chapter on a challenging year,” said NFIB Chief … [More]

Global Water Resources to Provide Water Services to Nikola’s New Zero-Emission Semi-Truck Manufacturing Plant

Nikola Corporation

Global Water Resources, Inc., a pure-play water resource management company, has entered into a master utility agreement with Nikola Corporation to provide water and wastewater services to Nikola’s new manufacturing plant in Coolidge, Arizona adjacent to Inland Port Arizona. Nikola broke ground on its manufacturing facility where it plans to make hydrogen-powered and … [More]

Honeywell, Sichuan Airlines Ink Historic Deal on Auxiliary Power Units


Sichuan Airlines has selected Honeywell's (NYSE: HON) 131-9A auxiliary power units (APUs) for its A320 fleet of aircraft. As part of a five-year agreement, Honeywell will provide the 131-9A APU for Sichuan Airline's 93 new A320 aircraft that will enter service by 2025. The airline will also replace the APUs on its 141 existing A320 aircraft with the same Honeywell APU. This is … [More]

West Valley Leaders Launch Target Industry Spotlight and Virtual Job Matching Series


Regional leadership including WESTMARC, AZ@Work-Maricopa County, PipelineAZ and Brightworks Consulting have partnered to launch a West Valley Industry Spotlight and Virtual Job Matching series in collaboration with the fifteen (15) communities of the West Valley. The series, sponsored by Arizona State University (ASU), will focus on the six (6) industries targeted by the … [More]

Paradox Acquires Israeli Chatbot to Accelerate Innovation and Expand Global Client Service Capabilities


Paradox, the leading conversational AI platform helping global talent acquisition teams automate recruiting tasks like screening, interview scheduling, and candidate communications, announced today the acquisition of, an Israeli startup helping clients like EY and Sodastream modernize candidate communications. Founded in Tel Aviv in 2017, Spetz has quickly developed … [More]

Coyotes Announce Dignity Health as Official Helmet Partner for Away Games

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes and Dignity Health announced today a season-long partnership that will allow Dignity Health to have their brand appear on the Coyotes away game helmets for the entirety of the 2020-21 NHL regular season and playoffs. The Dignity Health logo will also be on the Coyotes players' helmets for all road practices. The Dignity Health logo decal will be positioned … [More]

Apricus Health Seeks to Expand Convenient, Quality Medical Services throughout Arizona

Virgo Investment Group

Virgo Investment Group ("Virgo") today announced an investment in Apricus Health, an innovative healthcare company created by a group of prominent Arizona physicians.  This partnership aligns with Virgo's focus on strategically expanding its portfolio within the health and wellness sectors. Apricus Health was founded with the goal of transitioning healthcare practices to a … [More]

Over $2 Million in Scholarships Now Available to Students

Arizona Community Foundation

The Arizona Community Foundation’s online scholarship portal is now accepting applications for scholarship funding opportunities. These scholarships are available to students attending post-secondary schools during the 2021-22 academic year. As Arizona’s largest independent provider of scholarship funding, ACF offers access to more than 100 scholarships with a single online … [More]